If you’re a private homeowner or landlord, we’re sure you don’t need us to tell you that property maintenance and repairs can seem never-ending. There’s always another area of your flat or house to upgrade, improve or fix. But a proactive, long-term approach to home maintenance and improvements is always the best approach. It not only keeps costs lower over the years, but it also helps to preserve, and even increase, your home’s market value.
At Woods Property Maintenance we meet all internal and external maintenance needs in Stockport and the neighbouring areas. Some of our most popular services include roof repairs, garage conversions, domestic electrical installations and commercial PAT testing.
Below, we have looked at how these services make for wise investments.
Ensuring your roof remains in good condition is one of the most important aspects of home maintenance. The roof over your head is a waterproof seal that protects you, your family and all your belongings from the elements. It also keeps the interior spaces of your Stockport home dry.
It doesn’t take long for a small amount of water to cause significant damage. If water leaks into your loft, you could experience issues like rot, damp and mould on your roofing timberwork. In severe cases, this could require a full roof replacement.
Effective fascias, soffits and guttering also prevent these problems. The latter feature stops rainwater from pouring down external brickwork, causing even more widespread property damage.
But the financial benefits of roof repairs and associated property maintenance work aren’t only preventative in nature. A brand-new roof adds instant kerb appeal to your home and is highly attractive with prospective buyers.
From new garage conversions to existing properties of any kind, our team covers all domestic electrical installations. We also provide commercial PAT testing for local landlords.
Our installation work covers outside lights and sockets, consumer units, rewires and condition reports, while PAT testing applies to portable appliances, fixed wire testing as well as full visual and function testing.
Of course, a new, fully compliant electrical system is an investment in safety. Old wiring with degrading materials poses a greater risk of fire and electrocution.
As a landlord, ensuring your property or properties have safe, fully functional electrical equipment also provides protection against compensation claims in the event of an accident.
New electrical wiring verified as in good condition will also impress anyone looking to buy your Stockport property. This means you’re more likely to complete the sale, and for an attractive price.
While roof repairs, domestic electrical installations and commercial PAT testing act as property maintenance to preserve and improve, converting your garage delivers brand-new living space.
Because this service adds an extra room to your home, it has a more tangible sense of an investment, primarily because it’s easier to define the return on it.
Generally speaking, a garage conversion increases your property’s value by between 5% and 10%. The final figure will depend on several variables, including the type and size of your property, its location and the availability of off-road parking in the area.